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Four-nerve daisies in January

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Four-Nerve Daisy Flower Head from Below 2894

On January 29th I was driving out of my neighborhood on Bluegrass Dr. when I saw some four-nerve daisies (Tetraneuris linearifolia) flowering on a rocky embankment. They were the first flowers of this familiar species I’d seen in 2016, so I pulled over, walked back, and took a bunch of pictures by leaning against the embankment and lying on the ground to get good vantage points. Marshall Enquist gives the beginning of the bloom period for this species as March, and that’s why I was surprised to see four-nerve daisies already when we hadn’t quite left January yet.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 5, 2016 at 4:53 AM

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